Cherry Hill Municipal Building
Welcome to the latest installment of the Mayor's Weekly Briefing, which contains a recap of Township news, special events and community activities. I hope you'll join us at these events, sign up to receive e-mail updates, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Cherry Hill Restaurant Week returns from Aug. 16-23, 2015!

Township News

Restaurant Week starts Sunday!

Are you ready for a week of delicious deals at our local restaurants? Cherry Hill Restaurant Week returns for a second year this Sunday, and runs through Aug. 23 at more than a dozen local eateries. Enjoy special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus that showcase some of the area's best cuisine. Restaurant Week began in 2014 as an exciting new opportunity to promote local businesses, while giving our residents a chance to enjoy a special meal at a great price, and it has quickly become one of our community's premier events. Visit www.CherryHill-NJ.com/RestaurantWeek for a list of participating restaurants and sample menus, and follow Cherry Hill Restaurant Week on Facebook and Twitter (@CHRestaurantWk) for event updates. I hope to see you around town next week! 

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Read about the great things happening in Cherry Hill in this month's South Jersey Magazine.

Cherry Hill history, culture featured 
in August's South Jersey Magazine

Pick up the August issue of South Jersey Magazine, which features Cherry Hill Township in this month's In the Neighborhood section. The four-page spread explores what makes Cherry Hill one of South Jersey's top destinations, from our regionally renowned restaurants and retail, to our vibrant neighborhoods, award-winning schools, to our emphasis on art, culture, recreation and local history. A second story explores the historic and cultural aspects of our community, including our year-round events at Barclay Farmstead and Croft Farm. Click here to read all about it. Cherry Hill is truly one of the most special places in South Jersey, and I'm proud to showcase the numerous aspects of our Township that help make this such a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Microsurfacing program to begin next week on local roads

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve roads around Cherry Hill, the Township Department of Engineering is set to begin our 2015 Microsurfacing program on or about Monday, Aug. 17. Weather-permitting, crews will be working in areas across town for the next several weeks. As part of this process, road crews will apply a protective layer of emulsified asphalt to fill in cracks on roads that are otherwise structurally sound. Microsurfacing has been a useful tool in extending the life of locally maintained streets that are not yet in need of full reconstruction. Coupled with the Township’s annual Road Maintenance Program and a robust pothole-repair program, this is one more way that our Departments of Public Works and Engineering work to keep Cherry Hill’s roads smooth and safe. While exact construction dates are not available for each road, residents can click here for a full list of roads slated for Microsurfacing in 2015.

Dr. Joe Meloche
Dr. Meloche will serve as the Cherry Hill School District's new Superintendent of Schools.

Cherry Hill Board of Education
selects new Superintendent

This week, the Cherry Hill Board of Education announced it had selected Dr. Joseph Meloche as the district's new Superintendent of Schools, following an intensive search process. Dr. Meloche's Cherry Hill roots run deep, as a district alumnus, and an educator and administrator in the district for the last 12 years. Dr. Meloche will be formally appointed on Aug. 25, and I have no doubt he will excel in his new role. I look forward to working closely with Dr. Meloche and continuing the positive relationship between the Township and the Board of Education in the weeks and months to come. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Meloche on his appointment! Click here for the Board of Education's full announcement.

CHPD 7-Eleven program
Cherry Hill Police and 7-Eleven are partnering to recognize positive behavior displayed
by local children.

Cherry Hill Police, 7-Eleven partner
to reward children's positive behavior

The Cherry Hill Police Department has partnered with 7-Eleven Inc. to participate in Operation Chill, a program that allows officers to reward children they observe doing good deeds or otherwise exhibiting positive behavior with a coupon for a free Slurpee. Cherry Hill police officers will be on the lookout for children wearing bike helmets, utilizing crosswalks, doing good deeds and helping others. We are exciting to partner with 7-Eleven to promote not just good behavior, but build positive relationships between our police department and the community! Click here to learn more. 

Harvest Festival Craft Fair
This year's Harvest Festival will feature a Craft Fair, Oct. 18 at historic Croft Farm.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Harvest Festival, Oct. 18  

This year's Harvest Festival and Fire & Life Safety Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at historic Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Road. For the first time, this year's event will feature a Craft Fair, and the Department of Recreation is in search of local artisans to showcase home goods or accessories; up-cycled, repurposed or architectural salvage, jewelry and clothing, and original art and photography. In addition to the Craft Fair, this year's Festival will feature plenty of family-friendly fun and entertainment for everyone, including a pumpkin patch, farmer's market, moon bounce, rock wall, face painting, balloon artists, a petting zoo, fire hose squirt, the Kid Card ID program, and much more! To inquire about participating in the Craft Fair, contact Gabrielle Centrone at (856) 488-7868. For more information about Harvest Festival, email Events@chtownship.com. 

Regatta
The USRowing Masters National Championship comes to the Cooper River, Aug. 13-16.

Cooper River hosts USRowing
Masters National Championships

Don't miss the USRowing Masters National Championships, through Sunday on the Cooper River! The event, with more than 2,000 participants and an anticipated 5,000 spectators from across the nation, is expected to be the largest regatta ever hosted by USRowing. The Cooper River is widely known as one of the country's best rowing venues, and we are proud to join with our partners in celebrating this spectacular five-day event. Please join me in welcoming USRowing to Cherry Hill, and in wishing all of this year's competitors the best of luck. Click here to learn more about the event. 

Library News and Events

Free, family-friendly fun at CHPL

Please join us for these and many other free special events this week at the Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 N. Kings Hwy. Reminder: The Library is closed on Sundays through Sept. 20.

The Cherry Hill Public Library hosts hundreds of events and activities all year long. Visit www.chplnj.org for the full calendar of events, and to sign up for the library's e-newsletter, renew books, place holds, pay fines and much more. Follow the Library on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for all the latest events, news and happenings! Join the conversation with #chplnj. For more information, call (856) 667-0300, or e-mail info@chplnj.org.

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Senior Living

CHFD offers smoke alarms for seniors

Do you know about the Cherry Hill Fire Department Smoke Alarm Program? If you need smoke alarms, or would like to have your smoke alarms checked, contact the Fire Marshal's Office at (856) 429-7441 and a CHFD representative will arrange to visit your home. If you do not have working smoke alarms on each level of your home, they will be installed for you at that time. For more information, or to learn about all of the Cherry Hill Fire Department's services, click here. To learn more about Senior Services and programming in Cherry Hill, contact Senior Services Program Coordinator Gaye Pino at (856) 661-4800, or e-mail gpino@chtownship.com.

Fire Department Smoke Alarm Program
The Cherry Hill Fire Department offers free smoke alarms for residents 55 and up.

School News

Latest news from the Cherry Hill School District

Stay up-to-date on the latest news and other important information in the Cherry Hill School District's e-news. Click here for the latest edition.

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Sincerely,
Mayor Chuck Cahn

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